First it was music, movies and novels, but now everything appears to be at risk of piracy. But with a “Spotify for objects” being set up, is it an opportunity for developers to realise their dreams or is there a big risk of their ideas being taken for nothing? The proliferation of 3D printing has opened the door to a world where, potentially at least, anything can be made at home and - in turn - anything can be pirated. The Pirate Bay, found guilty of facilitating illegal downloads, has said that 3D printed items will be the next battlefield of piracy. If something can be downloaded free and made for a fraction of the purchase cost, why would people still go out and buy it?
Watch the doom and drone metal icon Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) on the lecture couch at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York. In addition to his role in several of doom metal’s key bands (Burning Witch, Khanate and KTL among others) O’Malley has played an important part in linking the metal sphere with the art world. His long list of collaborators stretches from Boris, Merzbow, Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino and Oren Ambarchi to French theatre specialist Gisèle Vienne, American sculptor Banks Violette, Italian performance artist Nico Vascellari and Belgian filmmaker Alexis Destoop. After having been involved with the Southern Lord and Ajna Offensive labels, since 2011 O’Malley is the curating force behind Ideologic Organ, which also serves as a nom de plume for his art direction and design activities.
For more lectures from the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York, visit redbullmusicacademy.com/lectures
The idea of “digital immortality” is that computer networks are here to stay—anything you deposit on them will exist near-forever. ☯93JUN
Mount Kimbie - ‘So Many Times, So Many Ways’
From new album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ out 27th May 2013 through Warp Records.
Video credits: Maiko from Kyoto
Edit & Sync: Ek / Matthieu Bourel
NET ARTIST MUSIC VIDEOS - Event GIF Preview
The 7 Days Of Sound festival (in Leamington Spa, UK) is hosting a screening of Net Artist Music videos, curated by me. This is an continuation of a Rhizome submission I put together last August of the same name, featuring music videos created and collaborated by net artists and online creatives from around the world (many of whom are on Tumblr), as well as VJ sets from Antonio Roberts (hellocatfood) and Michael Lightborne.
The selection here will not only demonstrate the talents of individual creatives, but also include examples where internet and computer culture have also had an influence in developing styles and identities related to the online world and where these influences have been taken to in the world of music videos.
The evening will feature works by:
Rosa Menkman for Little Scale
The Pink Floyd project, with videos by Lorna Mills + Yoshi Sodeoka and Eva Papamargariti + Astytekk
Raquel Meyers and Goto80
Sabrina Ratté and Raglani
Max Capacity and Haydiroket's musical project Midiroket
Jono Mi Lo and Dreams
Brenna Murphy and Pete Swanson
Kim Laughton and DWNS†▲†Ξ
Californian Hip-Hop group Death Grips
Daniel Swan and GUNGE
PussyKrew and Perera Elsewhere + Gonjasufi
Sara Ludy and Outfit
Yoshi Sodeoka and The Presets
and Emilio Gomariz's contribution to MGMT's Optimizer project